In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) presented an updated list of ‘best buys’ interventions to inform policymakers on the cost-effectiveness and recommended interventions focused on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). SUNI-SEA compared cost-effectiveness studies performed in South-East Asia with the WHO ‘Best Buys’ interventions.
The research teams in the SUNI-SEA project reviewed existing literature from South-East Asia concerning prevention and control and extracted most important lessons learned that we will apply in SUNI-SEA.
Our two researchers represented SUNI-SEA as one of the consortiums working on health economic evaluations in South-East Asia at Mt Hood Diabetes challenge in Seoul, South Korea.
Jaap Koot, SUNI-SEA project coordinator shared his thought on the link between NCDs and older people, why we need to involve community in NCD intervention and what we have learnt so far from SUNI-SEA reserach project.
The European team working on the Scaling-Up NCD Interventions in South-East Asia (SUNI-SEA) project visited HelpAge International in Myanmar at the end of 2019 to better understand the health context of the country, how community groups and rural health clinics work within the country's health system, and to train the Myanmar SUNI-SEA team.